Gioachino Rossini: Petite messe solennelle




Petite messe solennelle, as Rossini himself called it: my last "péché de mortel de vieillesse (sin of old age)"
"Dear Lord, here it is finished, this poor little mass. Have I just written sacred music, or rather, sacrilegious music? I was born for opera buffa, as you well know. Not much technique, a little bit of heart, that's all. Blessings to you and grant me Paradise."
(Gioachino Rossini, Passy, 1863, Wikipedia)

Work for choir, soloist, accordion and piano.


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